ISLAMABAD: A diverse collection of ethnic and contemporary handicrafts will go up on display at the Nomad Gallery on Saturday, with the continuing summer art show featuring a selection of artists and artisans.
Some new additions to the gallery’s crafts sections include hand-embroidered products by Polly & Me’s “Piece of Cake” collection such as wall hangings, tippy-toe shoes in green, ruby, tangerine, jet black and hot pink. The ethnic products of the localised brand showcase the workmanship of women in Chitral.
Fashion designer Mahin Hussain has presented some new cushions from her series of bright neon home accessories and select apparel pieces. Handmade jewellery and fabric including silk ajraks are also up on display, besides an added variety of ceramics, textiles and truck art.
Nageen Hyat, the gallery owner, said that with time, more and more people have become aware of the country’s dying arts and they take pride in supporting them. “In the private sector, we are the only ones to be supporting such indigenous crafts. We also have the ‘Wandering Silk’ peace project with India,” she added. The display of art and crafts at the gallery can be viewed from 10:30am to 6pm.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 19th, 2014.